Stand Against Racism Becomes Movement to Heal Community

The Stand Against Racism is an annual YWCA event that focuses on educating, advocating, and promoting racial justice.  In April, over 100 community members gathered to discuss building a movement to transform New Britain from a trauma-affected community to a healing, resilient community. Father Paul Abernathy, Director of Neighborhood Resilience

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Introducing YWCA’s Data-Driven, Interactive Map Initiative

YWCA New Britain is proud to share a new public resource: an interactive data visualization map that highlights demographics, needs, and YWCA services in our community, our state, as well as the nation. With evidence-based research that is aligned with our mission to eliminate racism and empower women, the “YWCA

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YWCA Leads the Fight Against Racism by Starting from Within

In an effort to better serve the community, promote its mission to eliminate racism, and lead by example, YWCA New Britain is in the pursuit of offering services, education, and updated practices to embrace and nurture the diverse needs within the organization and community. YWCA’s Cultural Competency Initiative (CCI) aims

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YWCA Youth Theater Performs Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.!

On June 28th and 29th, 26 children from YWCA New Britain’s Youth Theater ventured “Under the Sea” to perform two shows of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. Even with warnings of a thunderstorm looming before the Saturday performance, the two shows sold 350 tickets. The

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YWCA Teens Visit Winding Trails for All-Day Leadership Retreat

On May 11th, the girls from YWCA New Britain’s STRIVE and House of Teens spent their day bonding at an all-day leadership retreat at Winding Trails in Farmington. They spent the day participating in team-building activities and obstacle courses that encouraged them to get outside of their comfort zone and

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2018 Digital Annual Report Now Available

Thank you for your commitment and friendship to YWCA New Britain and for helping us eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. We are thrilled to share with you our 2018 Annual Report.  The report summarizes the highlights from our important programs-

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YWCA Launches New Podcast

We are so excited to launch our first-ever podcast, “Organize Your Butterflies”! Each episode, we discuss the ways women—including many of the amazing leaders at YWCA—are working to organize, strategize, and mobilize around critical issues like equal pay, domestic violence, entrepreneurship, and more. Across the country, women are putting in

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YWCA New Britain Honors Women Leaders at Luncheon

Almost 500 community members gathered on May 9th to celebrate YWCA New Britain’s 2019 Women in Leadership honorees. The crowd gathered at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville to celebrate 20 students and 31 women from central Connecticut who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and outstanding achievements. Since 1985, more than 600 women

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Annual Meeting Honors Former Executive Director Robin Sharp

The 109th Annual Meeting of YWCA New Britain was held in June at the Back Nine Tavern in New Britain.  The meeting gathered together staff, volunteers, board members, and friends to celebrate YWCA’s successes in the past year. Every year at the Annual Meeting we recognize outstanding volunteers and the

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